Hodge Way of Life is a work by a Presbyterian on holy living, sin, justification, and other important topics related to the same.

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THE WAY OF LIFE
BY
CHARLES HODGE,
PROFESSOR OF THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, PRINCETON, N. J. WRITTEN FOR THE AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION, AND REVISED BY THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION.
AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION, PHILADELPHIA:
NO. 146 CHESTNUT STREET.
1841
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Formatted, modernized, corrected, with add’l references, by William H. Gross www.onthewing.org Dec 2020

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Contents

Contents

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Contents
PREFACE. ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2
CHAPTER I. THE SCRIPTURES ARE THE WORD OF GOD. ……………………. 5
Section – I. The Internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures. …………… 5
Section II. The internal evidence of their divine origin is the proper ground of faith in the
Scriptures. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
Section III. External evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures. The Testimony of the
Church. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Section IV. The argument from Prophecy…………………………………………………………… 13
CHAPTER II. SIN. …………………………………………………………………………. 19
Section I. All men are sinners. The nature of man, since the fall, is depraved. ………………. 19
Section II. The sins of men are numerous and aggravated. …………………………………….. 21
CHAPTER III. CAUSES OF INDIFFERENCE TO THE CHARGE OF SIN. ….. 27
Section I. Sin, lack of consideration, striving against the Spirit. ……………………………….. 27
Section II. Sophistical objections against the doctrine of the Bible. …………………………… 28
CHAPTER IV. CONVICTION OF SIN. ………………………………………………… 35
Section I. Knowledge of sin. Sense of personal ill-desert. ……………………………………… 35
Section II. Insufficiency of our own righteousness and of our own strength. ………………… 40
CHAPTER V. JUSTIFICATION. ……………………………………………………….. 45
Section I. Importance of the doctrine. Explanation of the Scriptural terms relating to it.
Justification is not by works. ……………………………………………………………………….. 45
Section II. The demands of the Law are satisfied by what Christ has done. ………………… 49
Section III. The righteousness of Christ, the true ground of our Justification. The practical effects of this doctrine. ……………………………………………………………………………… 56
CHAPTER VI. FAITH. …………………………………………………………………….. 61
Section I. Faith necessary in order for salvation. The nature of saving Faith. ………………. 61
Section II. Faith as connected with justification. ………………………………………………… 65
CHAPTER VII. REPENTANCE. ………………………………………………………… 69
CHAPTER VIII. PROFESSION OF RELIGION. ……………………………………. 77
Section I. The nature and necessity of a public profession of religion. ………………………. 77
Section II. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The nature, design and efficacy of these ordinances.
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Section III. Obligation to attend upon the Sacraments. Qualifications for the proper discharge
of the duty. …………………………………………………………………………………………… 86
CHAPTER IX. HOLY LIVING…………………………………………………………… 91
Section I. The nature of true religion. …………………………………………………………….. 91
Section II. The means of sanctification. …………………………………………………………… 98
Summary …………………………………………………………………………………… 105

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